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23/06/2007
RS200 Scottish Championships Largo Bay SC

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RS200 Scottish at Largo Bay

 

An RS200 sailor writes; Ten RS200s were not put off by a dire forecast for the Scottish championships to be held at the now legendary Largo Bay SC. Although many of the ‘usual suspects’ were missing some new faces attended the event showing the depth of the class in Scotland and its continual appeal for close class racing. The RS 200 is arguably the most competitive double handed fleet in both Scotland and the UK.

 

3 races were held on Saturday in a steady Force 2–3 from the E/NE and NE. As per usual the races were a tightly drawn out affair from the front of the fleet to the back. At the end of the days racing the leaders were Roger Tait and Georgie Hill on 5 pts, in 2nd defending champions Robbie Burns and Vicki Simpson on 6 pts  and 3rd  Sarah Robertson and Kirsty Higgins on 7 pts.

 

Largo SC put on a great barbecue, which was enjoyed by all the sailors with the exception of a few vegetarians – no names mentioned – Liz J !

 

Sunday dawned a little greyer and colder with sailors greeted by an N F3 in the first race. The breeze built steadily all day until a F5 in the last race. Robbie and Vicki won races 4 and 5. Both  ‘team Liz’ and ‘team gore’ also excelled in the windy conditions to propel themselves up the leaderboard.

 

Last race and with much to play for, Robbie and Vicki took up the lead  with Roger/ Georgie and the two Lizs chasing hard. But Robbie/ Vicki’s main halyard failed on round 2, leaving Roger/ Georgie the chance to take the title if they could hit the front. However they could not pass the Liz’s, who had an excellent Sunday with scores of 3,2,1. The title was thus retained by Robbie and Vicki.

 

Thanks again must be paid to Largo SC for hosting a great regatta; it was a shame to see so few boats compared to years gone by in both the 200’s and other classes. Next year will no doubt be different as this is one of the best sailing venues in Scotland and very underrated in the author’s humble opinion.

 

RS 200 Scottish Championship
1rd Robbie Burns & Vicki Simpson, Largs SC, 8pts
2rd Roger Tait & Georgie Hill, Scaling Dam SC, 9 pts
3rd Liz Jamie & Liz Copland, Dalgety Bay SC, 15pts
4th Sarah Robertson & Kirsty Higgins/Emily Robertson, Dalgety Bay SC, 18 pts
5th Ian Gore & Ben Gore, Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC, 25 pts

RS200 Scottish Championship 2007 Sail No Boat Helm Crew Club Series Points Series Place Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 202 The Recycled Red Shed Robbie Burns Vicki Simpson LargsSC 8 1 3 2 1 1 1 11 1176 Dodgy Tactics Roger Tait Georgie Hill ScalingDamSC 9 2 1 1 3 2 6 2 526 Mazie Liz Jamie Liz Copland DalgetyBaySC 15 3 5 4 9 3 2 1 998 Sarah Robertson Kirsty Higgins/Emily Robertson DalgetyBaySC 18 4 2 3 2 4 7 11 645 Grimly Fiendish Ian Gore Ben Gore Aber.&StonehavenYC 25 5 6 7 6 7 3 3 516 Rival's Richard Evans Val Evans ChanonrySC 29 6 4 5 4 5 11 11 689 Kirsty McSeveney Sandy McSeveney St.MarysLochSC 29 7 8 8 7 6 4 4 822 Happy Coconut Aileen Ludlow Kate Lowe SunderlandYC 31 8 7 6 5 8 5 11 437 Obsession Kim Ross Alan Pate LochMorlichSC 50 9 10 10 8 11 11 11 1085 Scrappy Doo Neil Watson Richard Watson DerwentRes.SC 50 10 9 9 10 11 11 11 Sun 24 Jun 07 14:34:14
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